November 2018 Posts

2018 Indiana Percussion Association Clinic Day and I&E Competition

WHAT: 2018 Indiana Percussion Association Clinic Day and I&E Competition

WHEN: Saturday, December 8th, 9am-5pm (on-site registration begins at 8am)

WHERE: Plainfield High School

HOW: On-line registration is NOW OPEN!  On-site registration the day of the clinic will begin at 8am. Cost will be $15/person pre-registration or $20 at the door. Lunch is not included but the Plainfield Band Boosters will have lunch concessions available.

Clinic Day Group Registration:

IPA will be going with a more “hands on” approach that will allow the students to participate in a total of six, 50 minute hands-on master classes throughout the day! The goal of each clinician is to give your students 2-3 things that they can apply instantlyto their current playing situations.

Meinl Cymbal Tour at Chops Percussion

Are you in the market for a new ride cymbal? Have you been eager to try Meinl cymbals, but you haven’t found a wide variety to choose from? If the answer is “yes” to either of those questions, plan a visit to Chops Percussion between now and December 2ndand check out the cymbals on the Meinl Cymbal Tour.

We have a ton of stuff to choose from for the next 2 weeks. Over 30 ride cymbals; 25 crashes; 10 pairs of hi hats; and 20 effect cymbals (china, splash, stacks, etc.). You won’t find a better Meinl Cymbal inventory in Indiana than this one, so make sure you stop by and check these pies out!

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday would be great days to visit, as we will have these cymbals on sale at the same prices they were in our PASIC booth last week. If you’re curious as to what we may have in stock for the tour, feel free to email us at sales@chopspercussion.comor call us at 317-813-2070. There’s never been a better time than now to add some great sounding Meinl cymbals to your arsenal, so we hope to see you soon!

PASIC Week 2018!

It’s the most wonderful time of year again, PASIC week! Educators, clinicians, students, and performers will all come together to enjoy everything the percussive arts have to offer! The convention will be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center starting Thursday morning and concluding Saturday evening. A detailed schedule can be found at

Chops Percussion is excited to be teaming up with Meinl Percussion and Cymbals again this year. You can find us at Booth 1357/1458, located towards the back of the exhibit hall. Throughout the weekend, we will be offering SPECIAL FLASH SALES! These will only be advertised through our social media pages, so make sure you are following us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter! We look forward to seeing you at PASIC 2018!

November 2018 News at Chops

Chops Percussion and Meinl USA at PASIC 2018

As you may or may not know, PASIC 2018 is right around the corner. We will be joining forces with Meinl USA once again this year, so we’re going to try something a little different this time around. What do YOU want to see in the Meinl booth this year?

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What’s Old is New – Getting Rid of Rust

A majority of percussion equipment contains some type of metal that is prone to developing rust after years of wear and tear. This could be an old snare drum with rusted out lugs, rusty rims and rust on the shell, or an old set of bells that has lost its shine. Don’t let the rust stand in the way of an instrument being used properly and sounding great. With a little bit of time and some elbow grease you can make those OLD instruments look and sound NEW again.

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NEW Pearl Decade Maple Rental Package

For several years now, we have offered a drum set rental package that included the Pearl Export EXX, Meinl HCS cymbals, and Pearl D790 throne. While the Export EXX pack is still available, we are excited to announce that we’re adding something new to our drum set rental offering.

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